Today’s Parent is misleading parents on vaccine schedules

In “Are alternative vaccine schedules safe?” an article in this month’s issue of Today’s Parent, freelance writer Dory Cerny tells readers that “vaccination experts agree that tinkering with a schedule that has been painstakingly developed and proven over decades to be both safe and effective is impractical, potentially dangerous and gives parents a false sense of […]

Denmark’s coverup surrounding Merck’s HPV vaccine

“It looks like a smokescreen. The Health Authority pretends to be open and public. It says: ‘We give access to our correspondence.’ And then it withholds the most important documents. The Health Authority has disregarded the law.” That assessment, made by Danish media lawyer Oluf Jorgensen, appears in “The Inoculated Girls,” a documentary aired on Denmark’s […]

Kiwanis Clubs ensnared in Third World vaccine sterilization scandal

Kiwanis Clubs throughout North America are campaigning to raise funds for Unicef’s Eliminate Project, designed to vaccinate women of childbearing age in five Third World countries. This do-good project is being avidly promoted through a media bandwagon, mostly in small town newspaper and radio outlets but also in big city papers such as the Chicago […]

Vaccines: Stenographer disease hits journalists at Wall Street Journal, CNN

Jeanne Whalen knows how to get to the bottom of a story — until recently she honed her skills getting the scoop on CEOs and politicians alike at The Wall Street Journal’s London and Moscow Bureaus. But now that she’s the Journal’s Deputy Bureau Chief for Health and Science, she sometimes more resembles a stenographer, as […]

Q: How much does it cost to fully vaccinate a child?

A: In 2013, the minimum cost of fully vaccinating a child in the U.S. was $1,723. This compares to $370 in 2000, and just $70 in 1990. The increase stems partly from increased costs associated with individual vaccines and mostly from the many new vaccines now being universally recommended. These are minimum costs because some […]

Washington Post’s fractured measles history

“The incredible power of the measles vaccine, in 3 graphics,” a blog by Washington Post’s Ana Swanson, would more accurately be titled “How to mislead readers about measles, in 3 graphics.” Look at Swanson’s first graphic, “Measles incidence over time,” showing a steady incidence of measles prior to the early 1960s, followed by a precipitous […]

Discover Magazine needs to rediscover facts on vaccines

When Discover Magazine was launched by Time in 1980, graced by columnists such as Stephen Jay Gould, it was a marvel to behold. That era of excellence in its illumination of science is no more. Over the years Discover was sold and resold several times, dumbed down, and now it runs pieces by blogger Keith Kloor such […]

Vaccines: Blind faith at the Washington Post on Paul Offit’s Bad Faith

After the New York Times eviscerated Paul Offit’s new book, Bad Faith: How Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine, the world of journalism was on notice that something was seriously amiss with Offit’s faith-based case for vaccination — at the very least that his word could not be taken as Gospel. “Offit’s book is more a […]

USA Today wrong on mercury, wrong on scientific consensus on vaccines

“According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the mercury-containing chemical has been removed from routine childhood vaccines since 2001,” writes Ty Chandler in a USA Today story entitled “Calif. lawmakers advance controversial vaccine bill.” Chandler didn’t do her homework, and USA Today didn’t do its fact checking. 2001 didn’t mark the removal of […]

Q: Are vaccines available or being developed for MRSA? Those infections hurt and kill vastly more people than the measles.

A: No vaccine for MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) yet exists for this bacterium, once thought to spread only among hospital inpatients, but several pharmaceutical companies have launched research programs. One promising development comes from Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, which discovered that the NDV-3 vaccine can reduce this super bug’s severity […]